Equine Voices Rescue and Sanctuary annual fall fundraiser

Garden at Tumacacori Mission by Karl Hoffman of Gallery H in Tubac will be available in the live auction.

Equine Voices Rescue & Sanctuary is hosting its annual Fall Fundraiser on Sunday, November 11. This year’s event will be at the Tubac Golf Resort & Spa from 5:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. In addition to a three-course meal and cash bar, there will be a silent auction and a live auction featuring renowned auctioneer Letitia Frye. Musical entertainment will be provided by classical guitarist Ivan Orellana.

This year’s silent auction will feature over 200 exciting items including artwork, jewelry, gift baskets and much more. Live auction items include an original 36” x 48” oil painting on canvas of the Garden at Tumacacori Mission by Karl Hoffman of Gallery H in Tubac; four different Great Outdoors trips to locations such as Napa Valley, Belize, Costa Rica or Cabo; two life-size metal statues of ponies and more. Photos and descriptions of all auction items are on the Equine Voices website, www.equinevoices.org.

This year’s event will again feature use of Give Smart, a web-based platform that allows people to bid on auction items using their smartphones and iPads prior to and during the event even though they are not attending. For information on how to register and bid on items, see the Equine Voices website or call 520-398-2814.

Since 2004, Equine Voices has rescued over 1,000 horses, burros and mules. Rescuing these animals takes a community effort that includes volunteers and supporters. Currently 51 horses and six burros reside at the ranch with a third of this herd over 25 years of age! This aging population requires additional costs beyond normal horse care. Examples of these additional costs include special veterinary care, senior supplements and dental work. Operating expenses are about $50,000 per month!

This annual Fall Fundraiser is a very important event to help meet these expenses and continue operations of the ranch. Reservations may be made online at equinevoices.org or by calling 520-398-2814. Tickets are $85 per person. Seating is limited so reservations should be made early. Equine Voices Rescue & Sanctuary is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation and all donations are tax deductible.